Venterra owns 56 apartment communities in twelve major US cities, home to more than 28,000 residents and 4,000 pets. We are committed to delivering amazing customer experiences, improving the lives of our employees, and bettering the communities that surround us.
How to Get Hired
We asked Venterra Realty Management Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Our Core Values shape an environment where caring, passionate and innovative employees love coming to work every day and where they can make a difference. We believe a candidate will be a great fit for our company if they possess these values: Honesty and Integrity, Humility, Never Ending Pursuit of Excellence, Team First, Candor and Openness, Respect and Unparalleled Service Excellence. We identify employees that we believe are aligned with these values and exemplify them in their everyday lives. We also look for “grit,” a term described by Angela Duckworth in her book, 'Grit-The Power of Passion and Perseverance' where individuals excel in times of adversity and have a desire to overcome obstacles. To assess these values, we have a culture fit assessment and we assess candidates in live situations by moving the interview out of the boardroom. We also discuss the importance of our core values with every candidate.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Candidates who exhibit a passionate, caring, driven, and humble approach to life get our attention. We have found that a common element of successful candidates is truly “Wanting to Make a Difference” in the lives of others and in their surroundings. This desire, an alignment with our Core Values, and having “grit” are strongly correlated to employee success, so our interview process is designed to identify these elements. The prospective employees who are excited about joining our culture and can’t wait to wow their residents, peers, and those in need also certainly make an impression. A combination of testing, video screening, "out of the office" interviews, peer lunches, and Culture Fit Assessments help those best aligned with our values to stand out from the crowd. These candidates are also the most likely to express an appreciation for the process, understanding that it’s designed to help ensure mutual benefit.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
Although we are a Real Estate company, it is important that our employees embrace the philosophy that we are a technology company as well. We must hire individuals who embrace technology to ensure our long-term competitiveness. In the next year, we are focused on recruiting prospective employees who possess an analytical mindset and have experience using SQL, Excel, and data science to extract, mold, and structure data. Having individuals focused on bridging the gap between the business needs and technical requirements to meet those needs will be imperative. A focus on hiring these individuals will ultimately lead to reduced costs, improved efficiency and improved and strategic decision making.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
To find out more about what makes us unique, we encourage interested candidates to visit our company website (www.venterra.com), where they can see employee testimonials, learn about our unique culture, review the steps to our hiring process, read and subscribe to our blog, "The Venterra Skinny," and more. Candidates can also find out about our multiple Glassdoor “Best Places to Work” awards as well as our company strengths and weaknesses from anonymous employee reviews on Glassdoor (glassdoor.com). The direct feedback from our employees can help candidates identify if they are a good fit for us & what to expect when you work at Venterra. In addition, they can flip through our latest online WOW Book, The Venterra Experience (https://bit.ly/2IgXFQi), and can connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube. After diving into our culture, candidates can review our current open positions and apply directly at jobs.venterra.com.